April 6th, 2021

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Tuesday word: Spurious

Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021

Spurious (adjective)
spu·ri·ous [spyoor-ee-uhs]


adjective
1. not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
2. Biology. (of two or more parts, plants, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure.
3. of illegitimate birth; bastard.

OTHER WORDS FROM SPURIOUS
spu·ri·ous·ly, adverb
spu·ri·ous·ness, noun
non·spu·ri·ous, adjective
non·spu·ri·ous·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO SPURIOUS
specious, bogus, phony, false, affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, bent, bum, contrived, deceitful, deceptive, dummy, ersatz, feigned, forged, framed, illegitimate

SYNONYMS FOR SPURIOUS
See synonyms for: spurious / spuriousness on Thesaurus.com
1. false, sham, bogus, mock, feigned, phony; meretricious, deceitful.

ANTONYMS FOR SPURIOUS
1. genuine.

Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin spurius bastard, perhaps < Etruscan; see -ous

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SPURIOUS
Part of an effective rebuttal to such malicious positions may come from extending our understanding of racism to include the anecdotal, spurious and pseudoscientific birth of these ideas centuries ago.
FACING AMERICA'S HISTORY OF RACISM REQUIRES FACING THE ORIGINS OF 'RACE' AS A CONCEPT|ANDREW CURRAN|JULY 10, 2020|TIME

President Obama repeated the spurious gender wage gap statistic in his State of the Union address.
NO, WOMEN DON’T MAKE LESS MONEY THAN MEN|CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS|FEBRUARY 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

As the day progressed, it seemed the misinformation on the internet was growing exponentially spurious by the minute.
THE WOODY ALLEN ALLEGATIONS: NOT SO FAST|ROBERT B. WEIDE|JANUARY 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST

A spurious, wrong-headed idea that spreads virally and poisons public discourse.
A LEXICAL LIFE RAFT FOR THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN|LIESL SCHILLINGER|OCTOBER 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST